Former TenEighty cover star Lindsay Atkin is one of several YouTubers involved in the new ‘Read on. Get on.’ campaign, which aims to improve the reading skills of children.
Lindsay Atkin has released a video in support of the ‘Read on. Get on.’ campaign by Save The Children. It follows uploads last week from fellow YouTubers, including Dottie Martin and Lucy Evenden.
Vloggers have been asked to dress up as their favourite book character and talk about why they love that particular book, to help raise awareness for the campaign.
According to Save The Children, one in four children left primary school last year without being able to read fluently, with that number rising to two in five for poorer children.
The ‘Read on. Get on.’ campaign aims to boost future prospects for children by improving their reading skills. Save The Children hopes to have every child in Britain born this year reading well by the time they reach secondary school in 2025.
The Born To Read programme funded by Save The Children hopes to provide 7,000 more reading assistants across schools nationwide.
Lindsay has previously been involved with the ‘No Child Born to Die’ campaign for the charity.
See the video produced by Save the Children for the campaign below:
For more information, and to sign the petition click here.
For more Lindsay Atkin, why not check out our cover story with her, last week’s Weekly Round-Up, or our recap of the Charity Online Panel from SitC.